Detroit Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Detroit?

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There are 672,351 residents in Detroit, with a median age of 34.6. Of this, 47.34% are males and 52.66% are females. US-born citizens make up 92.92% of the resident pool in Detroit, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.29%. Additionally, 3.79% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 568,933 people in Detroit currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 672,351 -0.4%
Male Population 318,305 -0.5%
Female Population 354,046 -0.3%
Male population 47.34%
Female population 52.66%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.6 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 624,752 -0.4%
Citizen not US Born 22,135 2.0%
Not Citizen 25,464 -2.7%
Citizen US Born 92.92%
Citizen not US Born 3.29%
Not Citizen 3.79%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 2,458 1.9%
Moved from Same County 68,920 -6.2%
Moved from Same State 15,273 1.1%
Moved from Different State 6,984 -6.9%
Same House as Last Year 568,933 0.4%
Moved from Abroad 0.37%
Moved from Same County 10.4%
Moved from Same State 2.31%
Moved from Different State 1.05%
Same House as Last Year 85.87%

What are the employment statistics in Detroit?

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White-collar workers make up 71.94% of the working population in Detroit, while blue-collar employees account for 28.06%. There are also 16,299 entrepreneurs in Detroit (6.68% of the workforce); 176,049 workers employed in private companies (72.17%); and 26,783 people working in governmental institutions (10.98%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 175,479 2.2%
Blue Collar 68,447 -1.0%
White Collar 71.94%
Blue Collar 28.06%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 16,299 15.0%
Private Companies 176,049 -0.2%
Governmental Workers 26,783 6.2%
Not for Profit Companies 24,795 -0.8%
Self Employees 6.68%
Private Companies 72.17%
Governmental Workers 10.98%
Not for Profit Companies 10.16%

How many households are there in Detroit?

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There are a total of 270,446 households in Detroit, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 52.05% of these Detroit households, while non-family units account for the remaining 47.95%. Additionally, 28.41% of households have children and 71.59% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 270,446 2.6%
Average People Per Household 2 -2.8%
Family Households 140,762 0.1%
Non-family Households 129,684 5.3%
Family Households 52.05%
Non-family Households 47.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 76,847 -1.1%
Households without Children 193,599 4.1%
Households with Children 28.41%
Households without Children 71.59%

What are the median and average incomes in Detroit?

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The average annual household income in Detroit is $46,474, while the median household income sits at $32,498 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $33,697, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $33,449. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $22,814 and $31,978, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $46,474 3.9%
Median Household Income $32,498 5.2%
People below Poverty Level 214,186 -5.8%
People above Poverty Level 437,034 2.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Detroit?

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There are 358,145 housing units in Detroit, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1947. Of the 270,446 occupied housing units in Detroit, 47.6% are owner-occupied, while 52.4% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 32.73% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $69,300. In general, housing costs reach $734 per month in Detroit.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 358,145 -1.3%
Median Year Built 1947 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 119,795 -2.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 80,091 -4.7%
Built between 1950 and 1959 82,969 -1.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 25,731 2.7%
Built between 1970 and 1979 17,021 9.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 10,020 5.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 9,042 0.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 10,123 -0.5%
Built in 2010 or Later 3,353 -2.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 270,446 2.6%
Owner Occupied 128,739 3.4%
Renter Occupied 141,707 1.9%
Owner Occupied 47.6%
Renter Occupied 52.4%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 42,139 2.0%
Without Mortgage 86,600 4.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $69,300 4.5%
Median Value without Mortgage $46,200 9.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $734 1.7%
With Mortgage 32.73%
Without Mortgage 67.27%

What is the level of education in Detroit?

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Approximately 46.27% of the population in Detroit holds a high school degree (that's 233,894 residents), while 26.78% have attained a college certificate (145,779 locals) and 9.39% have a bachelor's degree (47,449 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 25,353 1.2%
Some High School 233,894 -2.4%
Some College 145,779 0.8%
Associate Degree 34,661 1.1%
Bachelor's Degree 47,449 9.0%
Graduate Degree 28,770 4.1%
No High School 5.02%
Some High School 46.27%
Some College 26.78%
Associate Degree 6.86%
Bachelor's Degree 9.39%
Graduate Degree 5.69%

What is the marital status of Detroit residents?

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A total of 293,028 people in Detroit have never been married (which represents 55.06% of the total population), while 139,104 of them are wedded (26.14%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 16,565 (3.11%) and 64,741 (12.17%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 293,028 -1.1%
Married 139,104 2.0%
Separated 16,565 -1.0%
Widowed 35,291 -3.3%
Divorced 64,741 -0.4%
Never Married 55.06%
Married 26.14%
Separated 3.11%
Widowed 6.63%
Divorced 12.17%

What are the most common means of transportation in Detroit?

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The top three means of transportation people in Detroit use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 193,253 residents commute by car, 15,378 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 8,583 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 193,253 -1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 15,378 -2.7%
Railroad 159 76.7%
Ferryboat 23 N/A
Bicycle 1,581 0.9%
Motorcycle 96 0.0%
TaxiCab 1,841 16.0%
Walk 8,583 -3.6%

What is the median and average household income in Detroit by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
48201 16,040 8,719 $20,050.00 $43,017.00
48202 15,611 7,855 $28,768.00 $48,513.00
48203 22,901 10,049 $26,744.00 $43,975.00
48204 23,528 9,642 $24,554.00 $35,881.00
48205 33,606 13,663 $37,756.00 $46,212.00
48206 16,535 6,648 $30,139.00 $46,137.00
48207 21,282 11,739 $33,754.00 $51,704.00
48208 9,134 4,525 $20,185.00 $45,193.00
48209 30,607 10,078 $32,367.00 $42,124.00
48210 29,663 8,966 $33,930.00 $42,659.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 48201 48202 48203 48204 48205 48206 48207 48208 48209 48210 48211 48212 48213 48214 48215 48216 48217 48219 48221 48223 48224 48225 48226 48227 48228 48230 48233 48234 48235 48236 48238 48239 48240 48243

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